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Taylor Swift hangs out with a giraffe in the video for Wildest Dreams

The music video for Taylor Swift's fifth single from 1989, "Wildest Dreams," premiered in the pre-show for MTV's Video Music Awards. Swift and her love interest appear to be the leads in a 1940's movie set in an African savannah. As for the song itself, the Lana Del Rey comparisons have been streaming in since 1989's release, but as a video "Wildest Dreams" is a literal translation of what would happen if Lana cast Taylor in an Ernest Hemingway short story — complete with lions, elephants, and tumblers of whiskey, as well as flowing silk, cat eye liner, and lush landscapes.

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Swift looks right at home in Lana's signature aesthetic, staring wistfully off of the top of a waterfall in your grandma's white "bathing costume." I'd also say she looks at home in that curly black wig, a great look for her, potential shade notwithstanding.